Morlock from The Time Machine (1960)

Mar 29, 17 Morlock from The Time Machine (1960)

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The Morlock, from the 1960 George Pal film, The Time Machine, is one of the iconic figures many recognize. This version came courtesy of the fine folks at Monsters in Motion. A careful examination of the Morlocks in the film shows their skin to be flesh with various shades of blue and a hint of green over their natural skin color....

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The Omega Man (1971)

Mar 29, 17 The Omega Man (1971)

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Charlton Heston has had few roles in the SF field but they have had impact, such as in The Planet of the Apes. In The Omega Man, Heston is, as the last man on Earth, a vampire hunter. The vampire body count is high as Heston dispenses his form of justice. This diorama by Jeff Yagher was made by the good guys at Monster in Motion....

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Escape From The Planet of The Apes (1971)

Mar 29, 17 Escape From The Planet of The Apes (1971)

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The opening sequence to Escape from the Planet of the Apes was quite a surprise the first time I saw this at the theater. This diorama effectively captures this moment in the film when the three ‘ape-o-nauts’ arrived on the sandy beach. The overall paint scheme was straight forward. Since the ape-o-nauts were on a beach...

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It Came from Outer Space (1953)

Nov 29, 11 It Came from Outer Space (1953)

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It Came From Outer Space. One of the more interesting SF films from the 1950s. The center creature, the Xenomorph, was essentially a friendly alien. Kit Maker: Dimensional Designs From Wikipedia: It Came from Outer Space is a 1953 science fiction 3-D film directed by Jack Arnold, and starring Richard Carlson, Barbara Rush, and...

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2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

Apr 06, 68 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

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An imagined scene from the film, 2001, A Space Odyssey.  Here, the astronaut and the “dawn of man” ape are about to touch the mysterious black object. Kit Maker: Lunar Models From Wikipedia: 2001: A Space Odyssey (often referred to as simply 2001) is a 1968 epic science fiction film directed by Stanley Kubrick released by...

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Planet of the Apes (1968)

Feb 08, 68 Planet of the Apes (1968)

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“Get your stinkin’ paws off me you damn dirty apes!” From The Planet of the Apes. Our favorite hero, Charlton Heston, is being disciplined by those “damn dirty apes.” The real challenge in completing this piece was detailing the individual strands of straw on the base. Kit Maker: Forbidden Zone From Wikipedia: Planet of...

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